Industry Week in Review – July 18, 2014

The biannual Farnborough Air Show was underway this week, drawing major players from the aerospace industry to the historic airfield in Hampshire, England. For manufacturers, the show offers a chance to highlight new product innovations and capabilities, while for airlines, the show is an opportunity to see new designs and place purchase orders.

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Riding on the Cloud: Strategic Opportunities for Cloud-Focused Contractors

On July 9th, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) announced it is seeking an additional cloud category for its IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle, with the intent to streamline the acquisition of cloud solutions and shared services across Federal agencies.

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Industry Week in Review – July 11, 2014

Boeing released its Current Market Outlook this week for 2014 through 2023, identifying several important trends in the aerospace market over the 20-year forecast period. Most notable among these is a 3.2% growth in global GDP, driving passenger and cargo plane traffic growth 5.0% and 4.7% annually, respectively.

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Industry Week in Review – July 3, 2014

Boeing had a successful week, securing two major contracts and bidding on a third. The Company announced earlier this week it won a $1.9 billion award to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the Australian government.

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A Summer of (Contracting) Opportunity

Healthcare Information Technology (“HIT”) contractors are sure to be busy this summer, with the release of two new large-scale opportunities: the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) Medical Appointment Scheduling System (“MASS”) and the Department of Defense (“DoD”) Healthcare Management System Modernization (“DHMSM”).

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Industry Week in Review – June 27, 2014

The White House this week requested $60 billion from Congress to fund military operations in Afghanistan and other global contingencies. The Pentagon is set to receive $58.5 billion through the 2015 overseas contingency operations (“OCO”) request, with an additional $1.5 billion requested through a budget bill amendment for State Department contingency funding.

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Winning the “Must-Have” Contract Vehicles: Insight from Recent Procurement Trends

Since 2011, several major contract vehicles with ceiling values over $10.0 billion have been awarded, providing awardees with access to priority funding and significant contract opportunities.

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Industry Week in Review – June 20, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to block the Air Force’s plan to cut its entire A-10 fleet during deliberation on the FY2015 defense spending bill. The chamber approved the amendment, proposed by Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), which would prohibit the Pentagon’s potential divestiture, retirement, transfer, storage, or cutting of any A-10 aircraft.

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